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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Cobra64, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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  2. Fire_Medic

    Fire_Medic Polymer Butcher CLM

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  3. HAIL CAESAR

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    1. It's next year (2011) for the 100 year anniversary.

    2. The price is ridiculous.

    3. There is no Kimber Custom Shop.

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  4. MD357

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    It's a color case hardened and engraved Kimber for starters.

    Edit: HC beat me to it... Kimber has no Custom shop.
     
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  5. Cobra64

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    Nope. More along these lines...

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  6. MD357

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    I like case hardened frames if they are done right. Don't care for the rest though.

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    The price is brutal, but I love the features and the look. Using a blued barrel (instead of boring stainless like everything else these days) and sending it to Turnbull for all the finishing was a great decision. The ivory grips and metal engraving are simple but beautiful to my eye. I also like the short trigger. All in all, my only complaint is the price. Why? What do you think is wrong with the picture?
     
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    ipscshooter Mostly IDPA now

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    My guess.

    A Pimp gun vs a working gun?
     
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    I don't even think it looks good and that price is nuts.

    Obviously, being a Kimber with engraving and case coloring, its a joke. However, I don't even care for that stuff from Wilson, Nighthawk, or Baer. I'm just not into engraved handguns.

    High end shotguns, yes, handguns, no.
     
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    Man.....that is some kind of fugly pistol!! I really don't like it, and CERTAINLY would never pay that kind of jack for a Kimber.
     
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    Kinda looks like that fancy Taurus?! :dunno:
     
  12. Cobra64

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    If you removed the grip panels and sights, dipped it in HCL for 10 minutes and then sand blasted it, it might look something like a 1911 but not ones built in that year. I've not seen a 1911 produced in the year 1911 with slanted serrations, hollow hammer, beavertail, short trigger, color case hardened, wearing adjustable sights.


    As you can compare to the period, the Kimber Centennial is a bastard designed by a committee.


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    True.

    For the 100th anniversary, they should have used a 1911 frame, as opposed to an A1 frame. Its not the centennial of the A1.
     
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    I suspect they did it to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the production of the first 1911, not to imitate it.

    I can certainly understand why many people don't like it. It is a blend of features and finishes from a wide variety of sources, all combined into one package. I just happen to like those features. No explaining taste, I guess. It's irrelevant anyway. No sane person would pay $4000+ for any Kimber.
     
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    I agree on the engraving thing.

    Do you have any high end shotguns?
    If you do I would love to see some pics:supergrin:
     
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    Gotta have that lockable case!
     
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    The aesthetics are certainly not to my liking, but it's really not any worse than some of the Colts that have been produced over the years!
     
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    I thought the same thing when I read the text. It says " The lack of front slide serrations is in tune with the original M1911 design,..."

    I thought, not much else is, so it's odd to point that out.

    It's certainly not my taste.
     
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    Compared to Korth that is nothing.
     
  20. Cobra64

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    Great-grandfather's Heym-Sauer trap gun with 32" Krupp barrel, built around the turn of the 20th century. Engraving on shotguns is very common in Europe. Anyone who has been to Europe would understand why.

    Because it's a trap gun, there is no safety. None. (Glock fanatics should appreciate that).


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